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post #7036 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mcbuck View Post
I think I got the recomendation from Alden of Carmel; occasional application of Neat's foot oil.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ef=oss_product

You don't want the compound. You're gonna want pure neatsfoot.
post #7037 of 122416
Question for the Ravello owners, what wax polish do you use? Color and manufacturer? Thanks
post #7038 of 122416
I got my dark brown J Crew Longwings in yesterday and will be returning them. The dark brown is too dark, looks basically black. Do you guys know if Alden makes a ligther shade than 'dark brown', but still a deep brown in real life?
post #7039 of 122416
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Originally Posted by PorterInjax View Post
Question for the Ravello owners, what wax polish do you use? Color and manufacturer? Thanks
I used either Lincoln (preferred) or Kiwi, Light Brown for Ravello and even Cigar. I don't think it can be said enough, that the amount of polish (very thin layer) makes the color of the polish almost irrelevant. So thin, in fact, that I've yet to see the color of the wax on the actual shoes. Light Brown should do fine for you. Apply it using a fine, very-slightly damp cloth. This allows the polish to spread thinly and not clump. Work it into the entire shoe and you'll notice a high shine after a few minutes. Allow to dry (20-30min). Brush like you're nuts about it and then buff with a buffing cloth. Works wonders.
post #7040 of 122416

color 8 ptb
post #7041 of 122416
I have just ordered a pair of Alden Indy in kudu leather (the ultimate Indy). Have anyone experience with wearing this in snow? How should I take care of it? Just spray it from time to time or something more serious? LS wrote me that because the boots have "a lot of natural oils in it, it should be fine." Any first hand experience?
post #7042 of 122416
Anyone know of a shop in Portland that sells Aldens that's worth checking out? Headed down for the night and wouldn't mind taking advantage of no sales tax.
post #7043 of 122416
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Originally Posted by 100 yrs View Post
Anyone know of a shop in Portland that sells Aldens that's worth checking out? Headed down for the night and wouldn't mind taking advantage of no sales tax.

http://winnperry.com/
post #7044 of 122416
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Question for the Ravello owners, what wax polish do you use? Color and manufacturer?
Thanks

The Alden Shop in SF recommends you use the same - Alden brand - polish for Ravello and Cigar. I can't recall what Alden calls their shade of dark brown.
post #7045 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Joenobody0 View Post
The Alden Shop in SF recommends you use the same - Alden brand - polish for Ravello and Cigar. I can't recall what Alden calls their shade of dark brown.

According to the booklet that came with my ravello wingtips, I should use color #8 polish.

Guess Alden should look into updating their collateral...
post #7046 of 122416
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Originally Posted by gululv View Post
I have just ordered a pair of Alden Indy in kudu leather (the ultimate Indy). Have anyone experience with wearing this in snow? How should I take care of it? Just spray it from time to time or something more serious? LS wrote me that because the boots have "a lot of natural oils in it, it should be fine." Any first hand experience?

I have the ones from last year and I haven't sprayed them with anything or treated them with anything. They've been in rain and snow
post #7047 of 122416
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Originally Posted by kylelovesyou View Post
According to the booklet that came with my ravello wingtips, I should use color #8 polish.

Guess Alden should look into updating their collateral...

Or the person at Alden SF didn't know what he was talking about!
post #7048 of 122416
I almost didn't include the link. I'm glad I did so I know to toss the compound and buy the pure oil. Thanks.
post #7049 of 122416
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color 8 ptb

Nice socks - I have a pr!
post #7050 of 122416
[quote=dport86;3742076]Finally settled on a pair of the chromexcel Hawaiian Tankers with the commando soles. Put 4 coats of Obenauf's LP on them and broke them in lightly before the trip. ...

Hiram would've been proud. Thanks Alden, Obenauf and Leather Soul.





Would you guys recommend adding a couple of coats of Obenauf's LP to NEW Indys? I just ordered some Obenauf's LP and the Watershield and was wondering if I should do both or just the Watershield for now. I anticipate my new Indys to see some rain.
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